This summer, the Toledo Museum of Art welcomed a record 23 college student interns and 12 high school students from Toledo School for the Arts for employment at the Museum. The summer internship program was made possible by The John and Dorothy Clement Scholarship Fund that provides funding to support hiring 21 of the interns for summer 2016. The students work an average of 20-25 hours per week.
“The goal of the internship program is to show that there are more opportunities in the Museum than just being an artist. The Museum is in the business of art education and we will always need innovative people to help us make this happen,” said Siccorah Martin, TMA human resources manager.
TMA’s internship program has been in existence for 14 years, but this year the Museum had more interest in other departments besides curatorial and public programming. This year the program expanded to include marketing/communications, information systems, development, education, security, graphic design, public programming, special events, facilities and grounds. Toledo School for the Arts students oversee Play Space, a new outdoor playground.
Tami Landis, a curatorial intern, said her internship is helping her to fine tune her interests. “This curatorial internship is a perfect experience to correlate to my upcoming graduate studies in art history. Thus far, I am enthralled in the variety of task one finds in curatorial work,” she said.
Below is a listing of students working at the Museum this summer. College students are identified alphabetically by state and hometown. Toledo School for the Arts students are listed alphabetically by hometown.
Ann Arbor: Victoria Cox, Library, University of Michigan
Lambertville: Danielle Hedger, Education, the University of Toledo
Madison Heights: Chelsea Thompson, Graphic Design, the University of Toledo
Traverse City: Nonie Tompkins, Education, University of Michigan
Plainfield: Kelli Cheung, Curatorial, Smith College
Bluffton: Celeste Stauber, Public Programming, Baldwin Wallace University
Canton: Zaire Daniels, Curatorial, University of Toledo
Cincinnati: Mary Anderson, Event Management, Bowling Green State University
Findlay: Muhammed Shamiul Azam, Industrial Hygiene, University of Findlay
Genoa: Jaron Bintz, Security, Bowling Green State University
North Ridgeville: Katie Casbean, Conservation, University of Mary Washington
Oregon: Nicholas Siebenaller, Information Systems, Ohio State University
Ottawa Hills: Taylor Brandt, Education/Play at TMA Supervisor, Bowling Green State University; Lauren Miller, Play at TMA Supervisor, Syracuse University
Spencerville: Lydia Engh, Horticulture, the University of Toledo
Toledo: Tamara Young, marketing/communications, American University; Cecilla Gonzales, Development, Davis College; Tami Landis, Curatorial, University of Toledo; Myranda Duhart, Education Student Assistant, Spelman College
Elliotsburg: Zach Nyce, Public Programming, Bowling Green State University
TOLEDO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS STUDENTS
Genoa: Mitchell Sigurdson, 2016 graduate
Napoleon: Hannah Swearingen, 2016 graduate
Perrysburg: Nicholas Swisher, sophomore
Toledo: Samantha Cornell, senior; Anthony Dixon, sophomore; Kira McElvany, 2016 graduate; Savanna Hudson, 2016 graduate; Reagan Shull, senior; Janey Koszycki, sophomore; Madeline Rick, junior; Zackary Seiple, senior; and Jadin Bader, junior.